Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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3.16/5 rDev -11.5%
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Lightly hazed, deep golden body with a medium-sized (but lasting), standard, white head.
Smell: Half of a sweet, simple cookie, a smidgen of grain. Tropical citrus, hints of flowers, resin.
Taste: Starts with a light, lightly sweet cookish maltiness, then, a sip of grapefruit juice infused with florals and a bit of resin. Slight undercurrent of yeast. Moderate bitterness. Drying, citrusy, bitterish on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A skosh beyond medium carbonation.
Overall: Wasn't too enamored with it. Maybe it will be the Phantom Menace of the trilogy!
03-16-2014 20:51:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
Pours into a nonic a dull honey tinged golden with a nice sticky full one finger white head that leaves two broken rings of lace as it settles slowly into a frothy mass.Caramel/biscuit malt mainly stands out in the nose with light leafy hops,dry-hopped maybe but lightly hopped at that.Flavors have almost and English flare to them with biscuit malts and leafy hops the main flavor profile although it does get sweet after awhile.The body needs a little beefing up and the flavor does as well,for a 30th anniversary trilogy Bridgeport leaves a little desired for their first of the trifecta.
08-10-2014 21:43:24 | More by oberon
2.6/5 rDev -27.2%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Having downed quite a few cinematic trilogies in my day, it's about time I took on one from the brewing world. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, apricot jam, light pine resin, and a touch of caramel in the distance. The taste takes a strange turn, unfortunately, opting for a surreal focus on month-old ruby red grapefruit rind mixed with cabbage greens and dried honey. Nothing about this flavor combination is in any way good. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid-ish feel. Sadly, the aftertaste lingers, providing me with more than enough guilt and remorse for having even sampled this garbage. Overall, a good idea and a good smell don't translate into a tasty beer by any metric. Now I'm not even sure if I wanna give the other two entries a try when they appear...
04-19-2014 05:01:36 | More by TMoney2591
3.71/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours an ever-so-slightly chill-hazed honey color with 3 fingers of ivory colored head. Clears nicely, great head retention& lacing
S: Biscuitty malt, mown hay, breadyness
T: Follows the nose, some grassy notes & tangerine up front. More biscuitty malt, dryness & a touch of floral hops as this warms, along with some grain husk notes. Finishes dry with some aspirin notes
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty good balance, gets a bit too bitter as it warms
An old school APA, started strong, but didn't quite finish that way, worth a try though
02-27-2014 06:03:16 | More by russpowell
3.59/5 rDev +0.6%
a well made pale ale featuring the crystal hop, which imparts only a very delicate citrus summery flavor, but is really subtle compared to so many other C varietals, its nowhere near as oily or high alpha, unless they simply didnt use very much of it, but thats a secret i may never know. blonde and mostly clear, very well carbonated in looks and feel, a nice spring time pale ale with almost no bitterness and just enough grassy hop flavor to keep it seasonally right on, as well as interesting enough to be sessionable for a very light beer. some pale two row and maybe even a little wheat malt provides a delicate base for the hops, which come through clean and with a tiny lemon twist. its refreshing and zesty and enjoyable, but still very light on flavor overall. i like what bridgeport does with hops, i always have, and while this one is a bit lighter than some of their classics, its equally well done. curious to check out the other beers in this series that are soon to come.
03-07-2014 17:51:30 | More by StonedTrippin
3.75/5 rDev +5%
12oz from the COOP... Pours a fairly clear pale orange... Nice white head with good lacing.
Nose is interesting mix of grassy and slightly floral/melon hoppiness... pale malt essence mixes well with the grassy notes and helps amplify the fruitiness... a bit more herbaceous with warmth.
Flavor has a more pronounced melon/tropical fruit hoppiness.. but a residual cut hay/grass element is present too... Some spicy/herbal notes rise up as the glass warms.
Pretty standard in body and carbonation.
Okay pale ale... Good use of a PNW hop variety.
3.75's across the board.
01-27-2014 04:02:02 | More by JohnGalt1
4.1/5 rDev +14.8%
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
A - A tall cap of white foam rises from being poured straight into the glass. Slow to vacate, fed by strong carbonation, and leaving it's presence all over the pint, the white suds rest on the slightly hazed, muted goldenrod-colored beer beautifully.
S - "Aaah"are the first things past my lips with one whiff of Trilogy #1. Citrusy and refreshing, the aroma presents a welcome burst of hops that showcase lemon rind, fresh-cut grass, suggestions of tropical fruit, and floral hints held together by a smooth and simple pale maltiness.
T - Citrus and tropical fruit pull from aroma to flavor in BridgePort's first Trilogy series beer but the bulk of the flavor revolves around the cereal grainy pale malt base that offers light flaky biscuit notes and a touch of honey.
M - Nicely carbonated, incredibly smooth, easy drinking, and finished with a wonderful level of dry, hoppy bitterness, this pale ale is quite sessionable and worthy of many pairings.
O - The first installment of BridgePort's Trilogy series, a Crystal dry-hopped pale ale, opens with a boisterous hop aroma that becomes a bit more conservative in flavor, mellowing out for a smooth, balanced, and drinkable beer. This tasty pale ale has "pairing" written all over it; it would compliment just about any pub fare you could throw at it as well as a handful of cheeses. A nice start to their 30th year!
03-07-2014 23:28:17 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.76/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, grassy and lightly citrus hops. Flavor follows, with biscuit malt, grassy and citrus hops, light melon fruit, flavor falls off mid-taste, but recovers to reveal some mild fruit and lingering tea and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Classic pale ale profile with a good balance between grassy and lightly citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is mellow but a satisfactory variety of hop flavors. Crystal hops are kind of old fashioned now, so it was interesting to taste them again and it does bring back memories of early craft ales.
04-19-2014 00:57:15 | More by LiquidAmber
3.7/5 rDev +3.6%
The Trilogy No. 1 Pale Ale from Bridgeport is decent and quite sessionable. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a fresh hop zeal that has a hint of potpourri. The taste is evenly balanced and crisp. Floral base with pine twang makes it worth while. The mouthfeel is light to medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and would recommend it.
05-17-2014 01:43:08 | More by WoodBrew
3.49/5 rDev -2.2%
L - mildly hazy golden body with a thinner, creamy off-white head
S - earthy, grapefruit pith, biscuity malt
T - fruity, grapefruit pith, earth, biscuit, grassy, spicy hops
F - medium body, sharp and crisp, finishes dry and bitter
O - nice accentuation of the Crystal hops and a good APA, but nothing spectacular here
03-09-2014 04:17:25 | More by barnzy78
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
12oz bottle $8.49 per sixer. Orange and completely hazy. Aroma is lemony with hints of water crackers, just ok. Flavor is more lemon with this odd aftertaste that's sort of dirty and I get it from Bridgeport IPA too. Overall a very so-so pale ale, I'd take a Sierra Nevada over this any and every day.
03-16-2014 01:08:35 | More by ArrogantB
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
12 oz single bought from Fred Meyer in North Salem. $1.19 Nice golden coloured ale with an inch thick off white head. Handsome. WEll hopped aroma the crystal hops are not my absolute favourite but this is fine enough. Taste is also nice with good lemon hints..tastes very fresh. Malts are there but in the back. Simple but nice. Good palate properly carbonated and very likable A nice simple APA..would do great in June. I think this is a return to form by Bridgeport...look forward to more in the series.
02-09-2014 04:06:30 | More by Reidrover
Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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